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Grateful Dead Live at St. Paul Auditorium on 1973-02-17

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Grateful Dead Live at St. Paul Auditorium on 1973-02-17




Set 1

The Promised Land
He's Gone
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
Wave That Flag
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Beat It On Down The Line
Loose Lucy
Me And Bobby McGee
Stella Blue
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Playing In The Band

Set 2

Truckin'
Row Jimmy
Big River
You Ain't Woman Enough
Here Comes Sunshine ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night

Encore
Casey Jones


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue St. Paul Auditorium
Location St. Paul, MN

Source Bertha Remaster of multi-signature source (shn id 32580)
Lineage (*)SBD > MR > PCM > DAT > CDA > WAV > DAW(Bertha) > Audio DVD > DVD Audio Extractor v.3.3.2 (audio files extracted prior to burning to DVD disc) > 24/48 wav > downsampled to 44.1 wav with Wave Lab v.5.00a > dithered from 24 to 16 bit depth with Wave Lab UV22 HR Plugin > SBEs fixed with shntool v.2.0.3 (by set) > FLAC encoding with FLAC Frontend v.1.7.1 Etree Edition, FLAC v.1.1.2 (level 8)
Transferred by Jay Ashley and Gary Field

Notes

Notes:

Digitally Remastered by jashley@deadacated.com. Completed March 7, 2006.

There are three distinct signatures in the sources used in the original source. Each can be seen clearly in spectral analysis. A 16khz spike can be seen in two of them, one having a lower B/W of approximately 10khz, and the other have a B/W of appoximately 16khz. The third has the same 16khz B/W but without the 16khz spike. The 16khz spike is, likely, due to CRT Horizontal EMI during the recording process. Each of the three signatures display a different sonic quality, the best being signature #1.

Signature #1(16khz B/W No 16khz Spike): Promised Land through Mexicali Blues & El Paso through You Ain't Woman Enough
Signature #2(10khz B/W With 16khz Spike): Bird Song through Stella Blue
Signature #3(16khz B/W With 16khz Spike): Here Comes Sunshine through Casey Jones

All three singatures were cleaned and processed separately due to the different sonic qualities, and the "Bertha Process" was not applied to signature #2 due to a beating noise caused during processing.

All defects from the original remain, including any cuts and drop outs.
Enjoy!
jay

Audio extraction through .flac compression performed by Gary Field 03/21/2006.

From the original text file, prior to Bertha Remastering:

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat -> CD

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC

Original Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

(*)Patch Info:
The following songs are patched from SBD->?->Cassette->CD
Bird Song, BIODTL, Loose Lucy, Me And Bobby McGee & Stella Blue

Some pops and level problems fixed with Cool Edit Pro v2.0

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Reviewer: stoked! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2010
Subject: WOW!!!
This show was one of the first live Dead soundboard tapes I'd ever gotten my hands on as a kid, in '78 I think. The Sunshine>China Cat>Rider cemented by love of this band! Thanks to Mr. Ashley for posting this awesome show!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2010
Subject: 2-17-73
Due to the many technical problems I will rate this four stars. The performance is great though. I love these Jay Ashley remasters. Thanks Jay.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2008
Subject: Here Is A Fined Gets Loose Wit Da Lucy
Here is a find, my friends. Here is a find.

This is an admirable effort put on by the band, who were hot to trot, but initially stultified by mysterious and sundrious PA anomalies.

I had seen them 10 days earlier at Maples; nestled in the front row center balcony. There were numerous sound problems at that show, as there were May 26 when witnessed Kezar, 39 steps from stage dead center.

It took the Grateful Dead and the Kwipment Krew a while to get used to this new monster system, obviously, but doubly obvious was how supreme the band sounded once every thing was dialed in. Every note from Loose Lucy on is sheer and dramatic perfection of both performance and reproduction.

Listen to the Stella Blue. Stellar-electro-dead.
The sound whispers and breaths pure multi-tiered harmonic. And then it just falls off and out into.

El Paso. Gunplay! Bertha Sound Recapture is jewel-studded, pearlescent! This sound and definition of the WOS is reminiscent in every venue of the way the music sounded whether you were right up front or sitting behind a post. The WOS sound would follow you around a corner; it even sounded good in the bathrooms! This is a resplendent and accurate representation of just how good that evil Wall of Sound sounded... And at break they played the Association: Cherish.

They Love Each Other the one you love to haight. and into

Playin. Much fined gold. Tasmanian Devil burrowing in an out of palm tree trunks...with: a smile....

The Reprise is the crispestly-torched grind knuckles into cheese grater.

Cuts into Truckin' abruptly. Second Set. Goes on and on and then ends...abruptly...into Jimmy Row and despite the snap end of tape it dovetails sveltely into Big River. Johnny Cash as Johnny wishes he sounded. LOL!

Jerry defies logic and lets his strat move exponentially upward filling every whitless demand! And then, an equipment malfunction into..

Donna Jean singing You Ain't Woman Enough and she pulls it off with gusto and aplomb.

Ahhhh, Here It Comes! The profound Grateful Dead:

HC Sunshine>China Cat>Rider. Jerry goes metallic in GDTRFB and after that it's all cutting heads, all the way around.

From loose to Lucy to Truckin' an' through to Casey Jones this is picture perfect Grateful Dead displayed in the full richness of their glory.

An amazing, flaggergastingly spectacular capture of the new monster and all of it's twisting heads.
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